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In so much pain.. Advice please?

(60 Posts)
Excited2meetmyprincess Mon 16-Sep-13 09:41:26

Hi ladies

I am after some advise please as dont know if I need to contact my midwife.

I am 30 weeks and all weekend I have been getting period type cramps on and off! But last night they were so bad I sat on my bed and just cried! They are in my stomach and lower back. I also have a pain going down to my vaginal area (sorry tmi) but it feels like something is pressing down on it and really bruising it. Then I get a sharp stabbing pain there as well!

I have never had pain like this before and it hurts so much. I have taken codeine which I had for my SPD but even that isn't taking the pain away. But being my first baby I don't know if this is normal or if I need to call my midwife, so was hoping someone could advise me please.

I should also say this isn't a constant pain. It comes in waves and hurts for a few minutes then passes for a few minutes and then is back again. At first it was happening every couple of hours but now its every sort of five to ten minutes.

Any advice would be great. Thanks in advance xx

angelopal Mon 16-Sep-13 09:50:25

I would call your midwife.

123bucklemyshoe Mon 16-Sep-13 09:53:32

Call midwife. Hope all ok.

Peacenquiet2 Mon 16-Sep-13 09:55:05

Youre describing labour, call midwife asap

3littlefrogs Mon 16-Sep-13 10:02:03

Please - ring the labour ward if you haven't already.

In fact I would ring 999.

Excited2meetmyprincess Mon 16-Sep-13 10:03:57

I have just rang the ward and I am going in to be checked. I am just waiting for my sister to come and get me and take me there.
Thanks for the quick responses. X

PopiusTartius Mon 16-Sep-13 10:50:43

Glad you're going in to be checked. Let us know how you get on x

SaucyJack Mon 16-Sep-13 11:05:10

Hope everything is OK xx

EeyoreIsh Mon 16-Sep-13 11:08:50

hope everything is ok

Pinkbell123 Mon 16-Sep-13 12:10:41

Hope everyone goes ok thanks

KarmaBiatch Mon 16-Sep-13 12:11:51

hope you're ok, please let us know how you got on smile

I'm 32 weeks today and had awful braxton hicks for a day and a half, very tight and uncomfortable and coming every 5 minutes, they stopped overnight. However, they weren't painful and I expect a bit worse as this is baby 6. I was worried at one point that labour was starting but as nothing else was happening I waited it out. Mine was down to stress/upset I'm sure.
You sound like you're in labour though and you should call the hospital ASAP.

fluffandnonsense Mon 16-Sep-13 12:17:51

Glad you are going in, it sounds like you could be in early labour. Really hope everything is ok xxx

Excited2meetmyprincess Mon 16-Sep-13 13:57:39

I have been to the hospital and they said that my cervix is still closed but baby is quite far down and pressing on my cervix.
They aren't really sure what it is but said they can't rule out early labour. So they have given me a steroid injection and painkillers and sent me home for now to rest. But they have said if the pain worsens or any other symptoms I have to go straight back. Otherwise I go back tomorrow morning for another steroid injection to help baby if it is preterm labour!
At the moment the pain isn't easing at all but I am going to give it a few hours and see how I go but if no better I will ring them as I am really scared and in the most pain I've ever had!!
Thanx for the messages and I will keep u posted xxx

Rest lots, pref lie down on your left side and make sure you drink lots of water as dehydration can cause contractions. Try and eat something as well. Hopefully it's just bad braxton hicks and your cervix will stay closed.

Peacenquiet2 Mon 16-Sep-13 15:03:40

I cant believe they havnt kept you in for monitering. Make sure you head straight back if it gets worse as they are there to help you. Rest rest rest and keep us posted xx

Mogz Mon 16-Sep-13 15:08:03

Really hope you're ok OP, if the pain is too much please do not be worried about going back to the hospital and making it very clear how much you are suffering and that you want to be monitored.

Excited2meetmyprincess Mon 16-Sep-13 15:08:41

Thanks. I know when they said it could be early labour I really thought they were going to say I had to stay in, but they said I would probably be more comfortable at home.
The pains aren't easing at all and I have taken codeine and paracetamol so just going to see how it goes and if I'm not happy I'm going back as I'm not taking any chances!
My husband has now come home as well as he was away working but has driven home so I feel better having him here rather than being on my own because my parents are currently in Hawaii so I was stressing out thinking I was going to end up having baby on my own!!
I will let you all know how I go on, and thanks for the support! Its fantastic having mumsnetters as always know there is someone to hold my hand! Xx

Excited2meetmyprincess Mon 16-Sep-13 17:56:05

Just a quick one, I have started vomiting after having something to eat. Is this something I would need to ring the hospital about or could it just be the painkillers and injection I had? X

Tea1Sugar Mon 16-Sep-13 18:00:38

Ring labour ward. I puked my guts up in early labour

cowmop Mon 16-Sep-13 18:01:13

I was sick in early labour with all my 3, but it could be tablets as well I suppose. Sorry, not hugely helpful.

Mogz Mon 16-Sep-13 18:03:39

Give the ward another call, much better you pester them and be ok than stay quiet and get in to problems. Glad your partner is back with you now, that must be much better.

I've been having similar symptoms but not as strongly and this is my DC3...if the pain was bad enough for me to be taking pain killers I'd be calling my midwife...a lot.

I really think you should get back in touch with your midwife or the labour ward.
Only they can be sure what's going on.

Distrustinggirlnow Mon 16-Sep-13 18:08:55

Another vote for calling labour ward again as I was also sick in early labour too.

Thesebootsweremadeforwalking Mon 16-Sep-13 18:14:10

I mistook the latent stage of my second labour for food poisoning blush so I too would call the MWs now. Good luck OP flowers

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